Hard to believe it's been two decades since Charlie Landsborough first shot to fame with 'What Colour Is The Wind', the song that has become his signature tune and still receives regular radio play.
Since then it's been quite a journey - 27 albums, various singles, awards and accolades, and fans in every corner of the globe. He has recorded albums in Nashville, won many Country music awards and has had his songs covered by various top artists including George Hamilton IV, Daniel O'Donnell, Jack Jones, Pat Boone and Foster & Allen.
To commemorate his 20 years since the release of that landmark song, Charlie is back with 'Here, There And Everywhere', a new studio album featuring the great song-writing talents of Sir Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
The album takes Charlie back to his home turf, Merseyside, and what better songs to lend his personal touch to than those of his compatriots, The Beatles, particularly given that this year marks a milestone anniversary there too (50 years since The Beatles stormed the USA).
"Here, There And Everywhere" follows 2013's album "Silhouette" making it Charlie's 28th to date.
Released to coincide with his UK Spring tour, the new album was recorded largely in Spain and shows Charlie at his very best. With 14 tracks in total, the album contains a blend of popular tunes and some not so obvious, great songs with great arrangements and all performed with his trademark deep, heartfelt and much loved sound. The album title closely aligns itself to Charlie's faith and belief.
Both the cover and interior photographs were shot inside and in front of Liverpool's world-famous Cavern Club and the album is packaged in a glossy double-Gatefold Digipak, another nod to the style of the early '60s LPs. It includes a personal introspective piece from Charlie himself about a missed opportunity at the time as well as an introduction from Gerry Marsden MBE who, along with The Pacemakers, was also part of Brian Epstein's Merseybeat scene. To quote Gerry...
"The songs here are instantly recognisable but Charlie has paid his respects in his own distinctive way. Will you enjoy this? Yeah, Yeah, Yeah , Yeah."
On March 14th Charlie heads out on the road again to play selected dates across the UK. The shows come as the sequel to his successful 2013 Tour, with its Amateur Choir Challenge - certain gigs played host to a local choir, all set up by Charlie and all in aid of Children In Need.
The new dates see Charlie showcasing material from "Here,There And Everywhere" as well as much loved favourites from the past and more recent album tracks. He is joined by his regular band and the shows promise exceptional evenings of music, good humour and inspirational playing.
Tickets to the shows are priced £16.50 - £28 depending on venue (plus booking fee where applicable). Tickets for Hayling Island can only be purchased for the whole three day event.
'Here,There And Everywhere' track listing:
1. Here There And Everywhere
2. I Will/Ticket To Ride
3. She's Leaving Home
4. Crippled Inside
5. In My Life
6. Come Together
7. And I Love Her
8. Jealous Guy
10. For No One/ Here Comes The Sun/ Things We Said Today
11. The Long And Winding Road
12. Penny Lane
14. Live Medley: I Feel Fine/Love Me Do/From Me To You/Let It Be
14th March - Southport - Southport Theatre
15th March - Milton Keynes - The Stables
16th March - Hayling Island - Sinah Warren Costal Hotel
19th March - Stockport - Plaza Theatre
21st March - Folkestone - Leas Cliff Hall
30th March - Cannock - Prince of Wales Theatre
1st April - Newark - Palace Theatre
2nd April - Chesterfield - Winding Wheel
3rd April - Derby - Assembly Rooms
4th April - Hayes - Becks Theatre
5th April - Clacton-On-Sea - West Cliff Theatre
6th April - Whitley Bay - Playhouse
7th April - Billingham - Forum Theatre
'House' star Laurie received star number 2,593 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.
The word 'jealous' doesn't even cover it right now.
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